BERLIN (Jul. 21)
Strong opposition to the World Jewish Congress, scheduled to hold its first session at Geneva next month, is expressed in an editorial today in the Juedische Rundschau, official organ of the Zionist Federation of Germany.
Emphasizing that German Jewry, irrespective of its affiliations, opposes convening of the Congress and that it speaks on behalf of the German Zionists, the paper declares that the Geneva meeting can do little good for the Jews and isn’t desirable since social, relief and emigration activities are well-regulated by competent, central Jewish organizations.
The editorial predicts that the Congress “probably will do no more than deliver speeches and adopt valueless resolutions.”
It points out that not only American Jewry but even Zionists are split on the Congress and questions whether at the present juncture of Jewish life, it is wise to split Jewry instead of creating a united front.
The editorial also questions the right of the Geneva gathering to “call itself by the ambitious name of World Congress, since it doesn’t represent all Jewish groups.”